Victorian Secrets: An Anthology of Victorian Erotica Edited by Davina Charleston (1996) This anthology reproduces some of the most sexually explicit writings from the Victorian era. In a period best known for its respectability these writings are proof that alongside the staid, moral side of established society lay a darker, more secretive underworld. Almost nothing is known about the authors of these stories, and the print runs for the books from which these extracts are taken, would have been on average 150 copies. There is no doubt that this exclusivity and 'behind-closed-doors' attitude bred far greater freedom when it came to describing sex. The pieces that have been chosen for this anthology illustrate this perfectly. They are both graphic and shocking and in some cases have not been in print since first publication. 252 pp.
VICTORIAN SECRETS AN ANTHOLOGY OF VICTORIAN EROTICA
- Binding: Hardcover; Book Condition: Very Good; Dust Jacket Condition: Good, glassine wrapped, edgwear; Publication Date: 1996; Edition: First Edition Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Limited